Oregon 83

(6-1, 2-1 away)

Fresno State 82

(6-1, 4-1 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 18, 2004

    Save Mart Center, Fresno, California

    1 2 T
    ORE 43 4083
    FRES 43 3982

    Oregon 83, Fresno State 82

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Bryce Taylor grabbed an offensive rebound and banked in an off-balance jumper with 0.8 seconds remaining, giving Oregon an 83-82 victory over Fresno State Saturday.

    Aaron Brooks scored 16 points for the Ducks, while backcourt mate Taylor added 15 on 7-of-9 shooting.

    Ja'Vance Coleman scored a game-high 23 points for Fresno State (6-1), which suffered its first loss of the season.

    The Bulldogs trailed the entire second half until two free throws by Donovan Morris put them ahead 82-81 with 16.2 seconds remaining.

    Oregon rushed the ball upcourt, using three seconds before calling time out. Ian Crosswhite missed an 18-foot jumper with about 2.5 seconds left, but the ball bounced right to Taylor in the lane. Taylor banked in a 10-foot jumper, drawing a foul on Dominique White with less than a second remaining. Taylor intentionally missed the free throw as time expired.

    Coleman scored nine points in the final 3:05 to keep Fresno State close, including a three-pointer with 16.2 seconds left that made the score 81-80.

    Oregon then committed a turnover and a foul without any time expiring off the clock, leading to Morris' go-ahead free throws.

    Morris added 17 points for Fresno State, while Mustafa Al-Sayyad and White had 10 apiece.

    Crosswhite had 12 points for Oregon, which shot 53.2 percent from the floor compared to Fresno State's 43.6.

    After making 7-of-13 three-pointers in the first half, the Bulldogs went cold in the second, hitting 5-of-17. The Ducks opened the second half with an 11-2 scoring run, breaking a 43-43 halftime tie.

    Brooks had 11 first-half points for Oregon. Jordan Kent scored all five of his in one spurt as the Ducks rallied from an early nine-point deficit. Coleman was 4-of-5 from three-point range in the first half, accounting for his game-high 12 points.

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